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Service light popped up - what do you guys do?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Squirrelofdoom, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Squirrelofdoom

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    Hi guys,

    So my service in 1000 miles just popped up on start-up of the car. Just a bit of a poll really. Do most of you guys (with mods) still send it to a garage, or just service it yourself?

    Also, if you had stuff like the N249 delete and oil catch-can/PCV delete etc done, what would actually happen if you sent it to a garage to get it serviced? Would they panic and throw it back at you? Anyone got any experience with this?

    Final thing, how do I reset the warning lol :)

    Cheers,
    Aran
     
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  3. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member
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    Basic service, do it yourself. Unless you are worried about getting stamps in the service history.

    VCDS will turn the service light off.

    For a general service, a garage is unlikely to even notice the n249 has been removed, and the catch can shouldn't bother them really.
     
  4. Squirrelofdoom

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    Cool, thanks Reesy. Is there an Audi checklist somewhere of what they do on a service? Both basic and long-life? Would be cool to have with me so I can check everything off.
     
  5. Speedy Steve

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  6. Squirrelofdoom

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    thanks steve, saw that thread but seemed a bit hit and miss. Think VCDS is the way to go
     
  7. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    Always worked no mine. you just have to make sure you do it right
     
  8. jojo

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    I just reset it myself on mine. Mine needs an oil change actually, not done one in 2years! But I've only covered 3k miles or so! lol
     
  9. A3 T

    A3 T Lord Of The Rings

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    I just reset mine yesterday using vagcom.

    If you want I can post up a guide.
     
  10. Squirrelofdoom

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    dont worry about it, i dont have vagcom, so i'll take it to someone nearby with it anyway
     
  11. Greg-S3

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    Oil efficiency drops with age as well as mileage mate!
     

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